The Pistons Academy Camp, powered by Kroger, advanced through tits second day with RESPECT being the core value of the day. “It was a great day at camp again,” said White Division Commissioner Dustin Sims, “I was really impressed with the girls game as all the players played so hard. It was fun to watch!”
It was another defensive battle in the girls game which was won by TEAM SARAH, 6-0. Lillian “Cabbage” Swegles scored all six points for Team Sarah. In last year’s all-girls game, Pistons Elite stars Mack Reid and Peyton Sivier battled in front of the crowd in an overtime thriller as TEAM BETH won 4-2. “We really played the transition game well,” said Coach Sarah after the game, “Cabbage scored a lot but her teammates gave her great passes!” Olivia Smith led TEAM BETH with six rebounds.
It was a day also where teams incorporated the pick-and-roll and perhaps no team ran it better than TEAM 8 (pictured at right) of the White Division. “I never saw so many screens being set,” said Coach Jake Thomas, “All the players on Team Eight were looking to get open using the screen. It was pretty cool!” Shades of Stockton/Malone! Click here to see some of the highlights from this Utah Jazz combo: Pick and Roll
Respect was the theme of the day and one of the most unanimous choices this week was Red Division player Drew Aeschliman. This 3rd grader was one of the most respectful players in camp. Along with his willingness to help others, he was also humble and unassuming. “In the Free-Throw Contest, he wasn’t sure if he scored 7pts or 4pts” Said Coach Brian Singleton, “So he decided to call it four points so he would not gain any unfair advantage.” Drew’s favorite subject is Math and his favorite part of camp is 4-ball.”
Here are the RED Division stats for Day 2: Red Division Stats
RED DIVISION VLOG
Coach Geo discussed the Pick and Roll and some effective ways to execute that play. Name the two types of rolls that he showed at camp today!
If you think you know the answer, write it down on a 3×5 piece of paper and turn it in at check-in on Wednesday. Correct answers will be placed in a drawing for some cool prizes!
Will be performing in the 5th grade gym tomorrow (the one where all players checked in on Monday). Show starts at 2:15pm. Parents, family and friends are welcome. We will have the bleachers pulled out for spectators. All campers will be dismissed from this gym on Wednesday.